generation. and they're equally inaccurate, i think. >> host: so let's talk about taxes. this might be the only become publishedded in tw 2011 that talks about grover nord nordquist. what is the history, tell us from the 18th century and how has the right wing used that history today? >> americans never liked taxes. they didn't like taxes without representationment they didn't like taxation with representation. they revolted a few times, the whiskey rebellion. there was quite a bit of antitax sentiment in america. that said, the constitution is virtually unlimited in its taxing power it gives to the government, and hamilton wrote about that need to collect taxes, and in there -- a number of places he says, i think very straightforward, doesn't make it into the glen beck version, these essays -- but says that it's politically difficult to vote to raise taxes and always going to be politically different to vote to raise tacks. you do not ever want to do anything to add a structural difficulty by putting something in the constitution to limit the ability to raise taxes because you can'